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." and national start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for -- nationals start stephen stroudsburg is getting ready for surgery today. he is not expected to return to action for at least a year. when abc 7 news at noon continues, another public plea from the incumbent mayor adrian fenty's wife as a motion takes on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," on a greater role in the race. later today on "oprah," christina storyteller: little miss muffet sat on a tuffet, eating her curds and whey. along came a burglar who broke into her home, and ransacked the place making off with several valuable tuffets. fortunately, geico had recently helped her with homeowners insurance. she got full replacement on her tuffets. the burglar was later captured when he was spotted with whey on his face. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost tr
posted. >>> we turn now to another celebrity story, sort of. staying in full character, comedian stephen colbert testified as an expert witness on capitol hill now the star brought his own version of truthness. colbert mocked those who claim that immigrants are taking away jobs from americans and here is his full testimony. >> my name is stephen colbert and i am an american citizen. it is an honor and a privilege to be here today. congressman lofgren asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw the tension to this important complicated issue and i certainly hope my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span1. as we've heard this morning, america's farms are presently far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. now, the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. and if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you'll see that many americans have already started. unfortunately, my gastrointurologist has informed me in no uncertain terms that they
. the mall is bracing for bigger crowd as john stuart n. stephen cole bear rally next month. -- john stewart and steven colbert rally next month. it could take as days before the midterm elections. >> 4:59 is the time. there is still more ahead. >> the controversial chancellor of me to the city is likely first mayor. >> u.s. terrorism experts have a dire warning for congress but .> later, a massive baby food recall. later, a massive baby food recall. what
to the leader of iran. >> live, and then high- definition, this is abc seven news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy news at 6:00 p.m.. >> stephen colbert from comedy central to
was different. >> they're discussing the charity work but they are not playing a role. here we have stephen colbert, popular and funny character, but speaking in character is highly unusual. i've never seen another human do that. >> although humans behind the scenes have been known to bring elmo and kermit the frog to life to speak to lawmakers. but he says inviting colbert to speak was a gamble. >> dangerous, so close to the election when people are angry at congress and some of them will see this as a publicity stunt g. but still, he says the presence today brought much more attention to the hearing than it might have gotten otherwise. will people remember long-term that he was drawing attention to the issue of immigrant farm workers? cousak says probably not. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >> bret: throughout the day, lawmakers continue to react to the colbert appearance. house speaker nancy pelosi said this afternoon, "of course i think it's appropriate. he's an american, right? he can bring attention to an important issue like immigration, i think it's great." on the other s
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
the weekend by a car. stephen tschida is live at the accident scene. >> 30-year-old natasha pettigrew was a politician and avid cyclist. she was run down early sunday morning. her mother is afraid maryland state law will protect the woman who ran over her daughter. the woman who said she killed natasha pettigrew maintains she thought she hit an animal even though she dragged her bicycle for miles. the victim's mother doubts the woman will face a punishment. >> [unintelligible] >> she called police hours after hitting natasha pettigrew when she spotted a bicycle under her car. >> it took you four hours to go to your car to discover there is a bicycle under your car. >> the case is under investigation, but her mother returned to the scene. she is grieving for her daughter and worrying about the lot of protecting the woman who killed her. a prosecutor must prove gross negligence or some intent to kill in order to charge and convict. >> no one is charged with this crime because proving it is so hard. >> if you shoot them and kill them what is the difference? >> her friend clean up debris
to count. stephen tells us about how some are going to make their votes count. >> angry about being left out of the democratic primary, some d.c. republicans are trying to make a democrat their nominee. >> the hotly contested democratic primary, since about 75% and district voters are democrats, it usually determines who will be the next mayor. but what about the roughly thousand voters who are not democrats? >> they are shut out of having any say in government. >> some voters are not true believers, such as yvonne fulbright, joined the democratic party just so she could vote. >> it is not really fair. >> but there are some republicans who plan to vote in their party's primary and believe they have a say in the next mayor's -- in who becomes the next mayor. >> some republicans believe fenty is issuing for their party's nomination. >> i voted for mayor fenty has a right in. >> a group of activists were going to their polling places today even though there was no republican candidate. now they are hoping for a fenty victory and for democrats to accept the republican nomination. >> i hope t
. overall home sales are now shaping up to be just as dismal as last year. >>> comedy central host stephen colbert heads to capitol hill to testify before a house committee on illegal immigrant farm workers. colbert is considered an expert witness as spending a day on a farm as a picker. >>> and a glitch that kept an earth-bound capsule from docking is being figured out. the capsule will land back on earth tomorrow. >>> coming up later, underwraps. a compelling look at what it means to be muslim in america. >> our correspondent goes undercover to find out firsthand how women of islam are treated in this country. >>> for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back. and unlike the leading free detergent, tide free & gentle removes more residue from dirt, food, and sins. so you can be confident about every outfit you put her in, even the ones she chooses. tide free & gentle. style is an option. clean is not. also try new tide free in-wash booster. the more you spend, the bigger the bonus, up to $250 to use on your next purchase. start earning with as little
less than $250,000. republicans want to extend all the tax breaks. >>> well stephen colbert will be appearing before congress today. >> he will testify at a house hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. last month colbert picked vegetables at a farm, and he took part in a effort to replace illegal immigrants that work on farms. >> i went out there, and i worked 10 hours in the field, and i had to stop because my doctors told me i developed a condition known as a blister. >> he and fellow comedy central host jon stewart will be on the national mall. >>> good news heading into the holiday season. rob nelson has those stories and more. >> good morning. we begin your "money scope " report with general motors scaling down. they will lock to raise $8 million to $10 million to help the government fetch the highest possible share price, making it more likely to eventually recruit its $50 million bail out. >>> sales of previously-owned homes rose last month. they are on pace to finish this year as last despite cheaper practices and record-low mortgage rates. >>> macy's pl
about the back and forth? bring in the panel. stephen hayes, writer for "weekly standard." rick klein, political reporter for abc news and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. steve, two come can meeting events today. one in a hardware store in virginia. and one of the west steps of the capitol where the democratic leaders move the small business bill forward. >> it's an interesting contrast. it's clear in campaign mode here. i think what republicans did worked. it was smart for john boehner and eric canter to step back and let others make the argument, to the extent it triples down to the american voters, which is questionable. it's a good thing to do. the pledge overall is a smart thing to do. it's a good program. bold and aggressive. it doesn't answer all of the questions. of course, what happens on november 3 in some respects in governing is more important than what happens on november 2. it's a campaign document. they are doing it to campaign on something. what it does practically in political terms is it takes away one of two democratic arguments. democrats spent six or eig
more than the house. >>> steny hoyer says stephen colbert and barry himself in a hearing before congress on friday. -- embarrassed himself and a hearing before congress on friday. >> 6:47 is your time and let's turn to the politico minute. >>> a. george washington university polls says its troubled times for the white house. >> good morning. >> it sounds like the numbers are bad for the white house all around. it sounds like a large number of voters said they would vote against president obama in 2012. >> only 38% says he deserves reelection which is pretty low. they're asked who they trusted to create jobs and restart the economy and congressional republicans by a 10% margin did better than president obama. he is doing worse than congressional democrats when matched against republicans. voters seem to have more faith in congressional democrats to create jobs than obama. >> it also talked about personality. this shows that his personality is more popular than his policies. what are the other personalities listed here? >> the reason he is hopeful in 2012 and it is so far away it
messages to five women. house majority leader steny hoyer not laughing about stephen colbert's testimony on friday. he called it an embarrassment and not appropriate. >>> tax cuts on hold, lawmakers will not vote to extend the bush era tax cuts until after the midterm elections. in an nbc news exclusive this morning, president obama insisted that those tax cuts be extended for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> what we need is tax cuts for the middle class who are struggling and if they get a tax cut, they're likely to spend it, which means that a small business is potentially going to get a customer and we're going to see job growth. so we can't spend $700 billion on a tax cut that is not going to spur job growth. >> republicans are demanding democrats schedule a vote to extend tax cuts before lawmakers go on recess next week. democrats accuse republicans of tying things up in the senate. >>> five weeks until the midterms, by the way, and president obama is looking to fire up youth voter whose helped him get elected in hopes of making them a game changer for democrats think novem
stephen colbert vice president biden did a riff on president bush. >> the administration has got some critique, criticism from me and my conservative friends that you have not given enough credit to president bush. would you like take this opportunity right now. to say thank you. >> mr. president, thank you you have honored these guys, these women, these troops and i have known you your entire eight years as president i've never known a time when you didn't care about -- you deserve a lot of credit mr. president. >> mr. president i never disagreed with your policies. >> bill: all right mr. ed by hrepb is a patriot. -- mr. biden is a patriot. senator boxer is in a fight to retain her seat. earlier a top aide was busted for trying to smuggle pot into the building. 43-year-old marcus stanley has been charged. he's a pinhead as well as a pothead. check out the fox news website. we would like you to spout off about the factor. i said thelma was andy's girlfriend it was helen. thelma was barney's girlfriend. oreilly@foxnews.com. name a town if you wish to opine. when writing the factor do n
on another weak jobs report. it's time for our sunday group. stephen hayes, "the weekly standard." mara liasson of national public radio. fox news digital politics editor, chris stirewalt, a panel first-timer. and juan williams, also from national public radio. so, as we've been saying, the president is going to announce something of a new economic plan this week, apparently focussing on tax cuts for business. steve, is it more about politics, or the economy and how much do you think it will actually help democrats in november? >> it's far more about politics. i think the white house feels like it needs to have something to campaign on, something to give vulnerable congressional democrats to run on. so this is what they settled on. i think it's far too late to have much effect on the economy, so they hope to be making a political argument. but what was most interesting i thought in your interview with tim kaine if i heard him correctly he said there have been eight tax cuts targeted to small businesses and he says we need a ninth. the white house saying we need a ninth, because this one
, but today stephen, richard and cory today your nation finally acknowledges and fully honors your father's bravery. because even though it has been 42 years, it's never too late to do the right thing. it's never too late to pay tribute to the our vietnam veterans and their families. in recent years, dick's story has become known in air force bases have honored him with streets and buildings in his name. and at the base where he train so long ago in barksdale, louisiana, there's a granite monument with an empty space next to his name, and that space can finally be etched with the words, medal of honor. the greatest memorial of all to dick etchberger is the spirit that we feel here today. the love that inspired him to serve, the love of his country, the love for his family, and most eloquent expression of that devotion are the words he wrote himself to friends back home just months before he gave his life to our nation. i hate to be away from home, he wrote, from that small base above the -- but i believe in the job. he said, it is the most challenging job i'll ever have in my life. and th
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